Written by Scholastica JOSEPH

FIDA Benue elects new executive

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, Nigeria, FIDA, has elected new set of executives to oversee the affairs of the association in Benue state for the next three years.

Those elected include Dr Magdalene Dura as chairperson, Mrs Prisca Ula as the vice chairperson, Mrs Amine Mbasughn, secretary and Alachi Regina as assistant secretary.

Others are Suswam Terfa Michelle as treasurer, Ityohena Mwuese Blessing as financial secretary, Adingi Awashima as publicity secretary and Felicity Utange as assistant publicity secretary.

Earlier, the chairman of electoral committee, Dr. Caroline Ashar-Ekpendu, expressed the hope that the incoming exco will take the association to greater heights.

She encouraged members of the association to drop their grievances and vote in a leader to chair the association.

The new Chairperson of FIDA, Dr Magdalene Dura, pledged that FIDA Benue will build a shelter for the less privileged women in the state to save them from hardship and abuse.

She lamented that most times less privileged women passing through effects of domestic violence in the state do not have a place to go to when such calamities befall them and most times they end up in abusive environments.

Mrs Dura also pledged to open a library for research purposes and to also operate a loan scheme to empower younger female lawyers in the state.

The outgoing chairperson, Bar. Margret Achu, said she was happy handing over FIDA, Benue branch to a vibrant exco and solicited the support of members.

Leader of the civil society group, Mrs Josephine Haba, said they were present as observers to ensure the election was free and fair and congratulated the new team and prayed God to help them succeed.



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